Jussi Jokinen stays with Hurricanes

Updated: July 1, 2011, 10:14 AM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes re-signed forward Jussi Jokinen on Thursday to a three-year contract worth $9 million.

The team announced the deal one day before Jokinen was due to become an unrestricted free agent.

Jokinen, 28, will make $3 million a year through 2013-14. He made $1.9 million last season, when he had 52 points in 70 games. He is regarded as the team's specialist in the shootout.

"Jussi is a player who fit in with our team from day one in all ...

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